Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was a huge proponent of the manufactured Trump-Russia scandal – the congressman never missed an opportunity to talk about it. In a recent appearance on The View, former State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus reminded Schiff that it was incredibly irresponsible to spread that kind of misinformation.
“You’ve been really prolific over the past few years being the head of the Intel Committee, and you defended, promoted, you even read into the Congressional Record the Steele Dossier,” Ortagus said. “And we know last week, the main source of the dossier was indicted by the FBI for lying about most of the key claims in that dossier.”
“Do you have any reflections on your role in promoting this to the American people?” Ortagus asked.
Before Schiff could deflect and spin, even trying to blame Trump, Ortagus held him to the fire.
“You’ve spread disinformation, yourself, for years by promoting this,” Ortagus said. “I think that’s what Republicans – and what people who entrusted you as the Intel Committee chair – are so confused about your culpability in all this.”
Schiff, not surprisingly, didn’t agree with this narrative – no matter how true. According to the Daily Wire, “Schiff refused to accept the premise of Ortagus’ question and claimed that it was “impossible” to “have foreseen in advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele” about political gossip.
“None of that is undercut, none of that serious misconduct is in any way diminished by the fact that people lied to Christopher Steele,” Schiff continued.
“No, I think just your credibility is,” Ortagus said.